Martin Haspelmath (German: [ˈmaʁtiːn ˈhaspl̩maːt]; born 2 February 1963 in Hoya, Lower Saxony) is a German linguist working in the field of linguistic typology. He is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig from 1998 to 2015 and since 2020. Between 2015 and 2020, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. He is also an honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Leipzig.
|Born||2 February 1963|
Hoya, Lower Saxony
|Thesis||A typological study of indefinite pronouns (1993)|
|Doctoral advisor||Ekkehard König|
|Sub-discipline||Syntactic and morphological theory|
|Institutions||Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology|
He is one of the editors of the World Atlas of Language Structures and the Glottolog online database, and has worked on the Standard Average European sprachbund. Besides typology, his research interests include syntactic and morphological theory, language change and language contact.
- "Martin Haspelmath". Academia Europaea. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
- Martin Haspelmath, Google Scholar